NBA Sharp Report: Wiseguys Betting Pacers-Cavaliers, Knicks-Warriors Tuesday Night
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- Sharp bettors are hitting two of Tuesday's eight NBA games: Cavs-Pacers (7:30 p.m. ET) and Knicks-Warriors (10:30 p.m. ET).
- Sports Insights' Bet Signals reveal which way the smart money is going.
Bettors now have one less sport from which to choose for the foreseeable future. That means more bets will be hitting the hardwood over the the next few months.
While today’s college hoops slate seems to be dominating the action, sharps haven’t forgotten to check in with the eight-game slate in the NBA this evening.
Of those games, two have drawn significant wiseguy action: Pacers-Cavs and Knicks-Warriors (7 and 10:30 p.m. ET, respectively).
Indiana Pacers @ Cleveland Cavaliers
7 p.m. ET | FS-IN
Sharp angle: Cavaliers (line has remained at +10)
While this line does sit at the same number at which it opened, that doesn’t tell the whole story of how it’s been shaped since it was released.
At 26-13 to the Cavs’ 8-32, the Pacers have unsurprisingly drawn a heavy majority of bets this evening. In fact, their 72% backing ties the Pacers with the Kings as the most popular bets on tonight’s NBA slate.
Initially, that caused this line to reach as high as -11 at a few books, but that was too many points according to sharps.
Per Sports Insights’ Bet Signals, wiseguys have hit the Cavs four times since that high-water mark, driving the line back to its opening number despite the weak overall support behind Cleveland.
New York Knicks @ Golden State Warriors
10:30 p.m. ET | NBA TV
Sharp angle: Over (moved from 230 to 232)
Opening at 230, this was already tied for the second-highest total of the night. Now it’s the sole leader on the board at 232, thanks in no part to public bettors.
Only 46% of bets have hit the over, making this one of three games tonight in which the under has been the more popular play on the total. Still, oddsmakers have bumped the number up by two full points — and in some cases, 2.5 points — thanks to some sharp action.
The over has triggered two Bet Signals, both coming at the opening number of 230.